ARN: Stockholm Airport - Guide, Terminal map, lounges, bars & restaurants
Stockholm Airport Guide
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the main airport for Stockholm, and indeed it is the largest airport in Sweden and the third largest airport in the Nordic countries. It's busy, with passenger numbers growing by 30% over the past five years, reaching 23 million a year, of which 5 million are Swedish domestic.
Located 37 km (23 miles) north of Stockholm, it is quite easy to get to from the city, with a fast direct rail link.
However, Stockholm Airport has grown up rather piecemeal, and as such it's a bit of a laberentine warren to walk around. Indeed, confusing matters, Terminals 2 and 5 are used for international flights, separated by domestic flights in Terminals 3 and 4.
Shopping is good, particularly if you are landside, where there is a shopping area called "Sky City" with restaurants, shops and bars. It is a major destination for residents of the nearby Uppsala area.
Stockholm Airport Terminal 5 - International (Arlanda North / Central)For most passengers the new central building, Arlanda North, is Arlanda Airport. Opened in late 2003, it connects terminal 5 with the newly built Pier F. All international flights by SAS and all Star Alliance partners use the new central building.
Stockholm Airport Terminal 2 - International (Arlanda South)Terminal 2 is used mainly by oneworld airlines, and has gates 61-72. The terminal is old - it was initially built in 1990 as a domestic terminal, but now the terminal is only used for international flights. The terminal is small, but has an extension with a new floor with restaurants and the oneworld lounge.
There are just 8 aircraft air bridges.
First & Business Class lounges at Stockholm Airport
Stockholm Airport transportationVirtually all tourists take the Arlanda Express from the airport to the city. Fast quick and easy, it is also rather expensive. Welcome to Sweden.
Stockholm Airport trainThe Arlanda Express has direct trains from Arlanda Airport to the city of Stockholm, which reach the city centre in 20 minutes at a charge of SEK260 for a one-way fare.
There are also a number of railway stations at the terminals: one is situated under SkyCity and operates long-distance trains to destinations such as Trondheim and Gothenburg with SJ trains), while the others serve regular commuter destinations.
Stockholm Airport shuttle bus servicesThe services of Flygbussarna coaches run to Stockholm City Terminal (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: SEK99) and to many other destinations.
There are bus stations outside Terminals 2, 4 and 5. Bus 583 connects with the commuter train at Märsta station, while night services are also available into the city. For more information, visit: sl.se.
Stockholm Airport taxi servicesGetting a taxi to and from Stockholm Airport is usually trouble free.
Taxis run from directly outside the terminals – taxis registered as ‘environmentally clean’ have a separate queue.
When taking a taxi, passengers should speak to one of the taxi coordinators stationed outside the terminals. A maximum price of SEK625 applies anywhere in the zone between Stockholm and Uppsala, however some companies will charge less. The journey time into Stockholm is 30 to 45 minutes.
Car Hire at Stockholm AirportMajor car hire operators are located in the Arrivals Halls. To save time and ensure you get the car you want, book your rental in advance. Rental car operators from Stockholm Airport include: Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and Budget.
Stockholm Airport HotelThere is just one airport hotel at Stockholm airport.
The Rest and Fly Hotel is located in the SkyCity area between Terminals 4 and 5. Rest and Fly hotel has overnight rooms, day rooms or shower-only rates. Meal deals are available in conjunction with the New Orleans Bistro & Bar in SkyCity.
The Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel is connected to the terminals, and located between Terminals 4 and 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which makes it ideal for an early get away as it is close to all departure gates. The hotel boasts a fitness centre and seafood restaurant. Wi-Fi internet access is free to guests.
The Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel is some way away from the terminals and you have to take a free shuttle bus, which takes four minutes. Among the facilities is a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre
Stockholm Airport Left LuggageStockholm airport luggage storage is handled by a company called Bagport. The Stockholm Airport Left Luggage desk (tel: +46 8 797 6228) is located at Bagport in Terminal 5, while a lost property service (tel: +46 8 797 6080), for items found at the airport or on the aircraft, is available at this same location.
Car parkingStockholm airport car parking is quite good.
From Stockholm, take the E-4 north to Arlanda, turn off at county road 273 and follow signs for the airport.
Car parking is available at multistorey garages that have direct access to the terminals and at open-air car parks near the terminals. Two additional car parks further away from the terminals offer economy rates and are served by free shuttle buses.
Stockholm Airport Bars and Restaurants